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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 16-04-12

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Syrian nationals arrivals on Greek islands reduced to zero
  • [02] 3,800 refugees remain at Piraeus port

  • [01] Syrian nationals arrivals on Greek islands reduced to zero

    Refugees and migrants' arrivals on northeastern Aegean islands moved at low levels in the last 24 hours.

    Most of the new arrivals were Pakistanis and from northern Africa and according to Coast Guard, the refugees, mostly from Syria, influx has reduced to zero in the last days.

    Up to Tuesday, 75 persons reached the coasts of Lesvos, 4 arrived on Chios and one person reached Samos' coasts.

    In the hotspot of Morias on Lesvos are hosted 3,577 persons, at Chios hotspot 1,828 persons and 465 are hosted at Samos hotspot.

    [02] 3,800 refugees remain at Piraeus port

    A total of 3,800 refugees and migrants remain at the two passenger stations and the warehouse of the port of Piraeus (OLP).

    According to Coast Guard, around 700 persons were transferred on Monday from Piraeus to accommodation centres at Skaramangas.

    Several refugees and migrants have expressed interest to be transferred to other hosting facilities. Priority has been given to Yazidi, the Syrians and the Afghans. The government aims at the decongestion of the port by Easter.


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